The table is set, the turkey is a’cookin’ and your family is seated and ready to eat. One question remains however, what music to play as the background for your rousing family conversation? The first part should be obvious ” country music. But which of the many awesome country hits offers just the right holiday ambiance? With the smorgasbord of fitting and acceptable choices, these gracious songs compliment the sentiment of the day and deserve to make their way onto your Thanksgiving playlist.
A song that truly makes you stop and reevaluate all the blessings you have in life is most certainly Montgomery Gentry‘s Lucky Man. Eddie and Troy admit to falling victim to self-pity when things get a little tough. Like, hating your job, your small town and even the weather. But, they snap themselves out of it and remind themselves of all the things they do have. Good friends, family, health and love are things that make them thankful that they are lucky men. Check out the lyrics to truly appreciate this song and all the great things you may not remember that make you so lucky this Thanksgiving.
He may be singing it to his wife, Nicole Kidman, but Keith Urban came out with a song that anyone can be grateful for. If you’ve ever had someone there for you when the light that used to guide (you), has faded from (your) heart or when you find (yourself) in places (you’d) never thought (you’d) go, then Keith’s appropriately titled Thank You is a great addition to any Thanksgiving mix-list. Remembering to be gracious for the people who make life a little easier is something everyone should do this holiday. Life is rough sometimes, and no matter where you are, you’ll need someone to help you when you’re “surrounded by strangers…so far from home.”
The ultimate Turkey day music mix-up would be incomplete without a little slice of Jo Dee Messina and her track Life is Good. Whenever you start comparing your life to the Jones’ (like Jodee did) just remember, life isn’t about climbing the ladder because you’re missing all the things that really matter. Messina is grateful she’s got her two feet on the ground. Breathin’ in and breathin’ out. So make like Ms. Messina and Grab onto today; live every minute in the way (you) know (you) should. That truly is the best way to show how grateful you are this year.
So, this Thanksgiving, if you think you’re a Lucky Man, make sure to say Thank You, because hey, at the end of the day Life is Good!